By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Alice Cooper may be coming to Broadway sooner than expected.
The shock rock veteran, who's been talking recently about staging some sort of Broadway show, is reportedly lined up to portray the Green Goblin in the controversial "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."
Apparently unfazed by the $85 million show's history of cast injuries and lawsuits, Cooper will be singing material written by U2's Bono and The Edge -- for a reported $150,000 a week, according to the New York Post.
Neither Cooper nor the production have confirmed the move yet, however. Earlier this year Cooper told us he had some ambitions for the Great White Way, but more for his own show and some sort of adaptation of his two "Welcome to My Nightmare" albums:
"I think if we ever take Alice Cooper to Broadway, it would just be called 'Nightmare.' 'Welcome to My Nightmare' would be the first half and 'Welcome 2' would be the second half."That would work. That idea's always out there; you just have to wait until a producer comes long and says 'I love that idea.' I think maybe a little more time needs to go by before 'Nightmare' becomes sort of an American classic; then we'll have that validity to go and do the (Broadway) show."
Cooper is also planning to release a covers album of late 60s and early 70s songs by the so-called Hollywood Vampires -- the Doors, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson and others -- in the new year, too.
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